Where did this confusion come from? From being scattered, loss of focus of the goal/end result, not listening to their intuition and just plain not listening to each other.
What amazed me is, these are well-educated business people who have lost focus and are in the midst of a mental maze that is going nowhere fast, entering the never-ending circle of confusion.
Should we find ourselves in this type of situation we need to step back, take a couple of deep breaths, clear our heads and proceed with focus, clarity of thought and listen. At times, easier said than done.
Three points to remember:
1. Have clarity in your thinking before entering the meeting.
Being clear in our thinking and level-headed is a big plus in our favor when at a strategy meeting.
2. Focus on the goal(s), the end result.
When we are focused and open to new ideas and ways of achieving the goal(s), flexibility, there is an order in our thought process which allows us a clarity to move forward in a more succinct manner.
3. Listen. The key to achieving a goal in a group is listening!
Everyone likes to share their ideas on how to achieve the end result. Listen to the ideas being shared and see if they are viable as is or in need of modification to achieve a successful result.
Many have found listening to their intuition in such matters has reaped great rewards.
Continued Success In All Your Endeavors.